Mark Your Calendars! Spring and Summer PD

This year I’ve had the opportunity to travel across the country to visit schools and talk to teachers about thoughtful ways to integrate technology into their instruction.  From California to New York, Utah to Nebraska, Tennessee to Texas, I’ve met passionate teachers who are looking to energize their lessons and engage their students using technology […]

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Creating Augmented Reality Triggers with Canva

Canva is a favorite app and web tool for creating classroom posters.  It is an easy to use graphic design tool that turns users into creators of amazing content.  At LitWorld this past year we’ve used Canva to make posters for interactive library spaces.  The posters alone are visually pleasing but not exactly interactive. To make […]

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Kahoot for Interactive Learning Activities

Kahoot is a fantastic free tool that can be a game changer in BYOD or one-to-one classrooms.  This interactive platform lets teachers create quizzes that students answer on their device.  There are no individual logins required, all students need to do is enter the pin number of your Kahoot room, add a nickname, and start […]

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RefMe for Citation App: Help for Students

RefMe is a great iPad citation app for helping students understand how to give appropriate credit when writing.  Creating work cited pages or bibliographies is an important skill that students need to develop as they move through the K-12 space into higher education. RefMe is a great tool to introduce to students the different citation styles […]

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KONGcart Bundle and Blended Learning

  This year I’ve shared some of the reasons why the KONGcart bundle is a great option for tech-friendly classrooms.  As more and more teachers explore blended learning models they are looking for classroom solutions for lowering the cost of implementation.  In a blended learning model educators combine face-to-face learning experiences with tech-based instruction.  Teachers […]

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Creature Caretaker for Critical Thinking

Happy Pi Day! GlassLab is an innovative company that has developed a new game that helps build students’ critical thinking and proportional reasoning skills.  With Creature Caretaker students receive instruction and feedback on finding unit rates and using proportional reasoning to keep their creatures happy. Designed for grades 5-8, Creature Caretaker can also be played […]

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Google Drive + Standards Planner Management Tool

Over the past few months I’ve highlighted tons of great features about Standards Planner.  Their Google Drive integration is by far the most convenient to teachers using this platform in their classroom. This free web app is easy to setup and you can connect to your Google files with one click. Standards Planner is also continuing to […]

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Edusight Notes: Quickly Document Student Learning

Earlier this year I featured Edusight, a fantastic tool for teachers. Edusight has spent the last three months perfecting Edusight Notes.  Teachers can now easily take photos or notes on their iPads and create student portfolios to share with students and parents – all for free. …. Thousands of K-12 teachers from hundreds of schools across North America have been […]

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Class Responder for Interactive Lessons

 Responder allows you to interact in real time with every student in class using smartphones, tablets, or personal computers. Teachers can assign lessons through Class Responder and students will automatically see the assignment and respond with their answers. You can review each student’s individual responses ​or​ compare​ responses on a class level in order to measure understanding. With Class Responder teachers can create their own […]

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FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction

I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free! This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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